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Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Ordinary Cause Rules Amendment) (Miscellaneous) 2000

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Amendment of Savings

2.  For paragraph 6 of the Act of Sederunt (Sheriff Court Ordinary Cause Rules) 1993(1) there is substituted the following:–

Savings for causes already commenced

6.(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, nothing in this Act of Sederunt shall affect any cause commenced before the date of the coming into force of this Act of Sederunt, and any such cause shall proceed according to the law and practice in force immediately before that date.

(2) Where–

(a)a family action as defined in rule 33.1 of the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993 was commenced prior to 1st January 1994;

(b)decree has been granted in that action; and

(c)an application is made to the court on or after 2nd October 2000 to vary that decree,

that application, and any subsequent application in the same process, shall proceed in accordance with the Ordinary Cause Rules 1993..

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